| | Re: Belkin Repeater
> On 1 Apr, 23:25, Axel Hammerschmidt <h...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> > >So, my question really is, how can I tell for definite if my laptop is
> > >connected to the repeater and not the router? Also, any pointers if my
> > >laptop is not connecting to the repeater?
> > I had the same problem with a D-Link DWL-G700AP set up as a repeater, to
> > increase the signal from a Trendnet access point (TEW-510APB) and using
> > WPA BTW. The client would connect to the Trendnet access point instead
> > of the repeater.
As an alternative, if the repeater is positioned reasonably close to
your computer, you could try and run a cable from the computer's
ethernet connector to the RJ45 connector on the repeater. I don't think
it has to be a crossed cable. But that probably depends on one or both
of the connectors being auto-sensing or not.
In my case (having configured the DWL-G700AP as a repeater) this
resulted in the repeater acting like a "wireless game adapter" and
provided a wireless connection from the repeater to (in my case) the
access point (the TEW-510APB, which in turn is connected to a router -
that again was connected to an ADSL modem). Connecting to the repeater
through a hub also enabled more than the one computer to get online
wirelessly at the same time in this way.
This will however (probably) reduce the speed of the connection compared
to if you were using a dedicated "wireless game adapter" by a factor 2 -
or 4 with two computers connected in this way.